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  • Wes Cormier

Critical Race Theory (CRT) - What is it?

What is Critical Race Theory and why is it important to understand? Lets start with the latter.

It is important to understand because this growing ideology has been mandated in Washington State by our legislature and was signed by our Governor under Senate Bill SB 5044, 5227 and 5228.

The Washington Policy Center lays out the key findings in these terrible bills, including:

  • Critical Race Trainings require people to publicly profess their racial and sexual identities, and then be labeled as either “oppressors” or “oppressed.”

  • According to Critical Race Training, all white heterosexual men are “oppressors” and certain minority groups are “oppressed.”

The academic flood gates have opened and your children in grade school, your teenagers in high school and the young adults you just sent off to college may very well be learning that they are oppressors according to CRT.

Imagine a third grader bringing home a picture of a duck with the words "Oppressor - He/Him"?

What is Critical Race Theory? Christopher Rufo, fellow Washingtonian, former candidate for the Seattle City Council, founder and director of Battlefront, a public policy research center lays it out in his article titled, "Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It."

In a nutshell, "critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism."

It is an ideology that promotes an "equity-based form of government." According to Rufo, it "would mean the end not only of private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority."

The Washington Policy Center recently held a discussion with Dr. James Lindsay about Critical Race Theory where he gives a great summation of what exactly it is.

See the full video here.

It is time to get involved. Recently, on the agenda at the Elma School District, School Board Members are contemplating where to go with Critical Race Theory (CRT). They are on the verge of creating a committee and they need your input.

The School Board meetings can be found here. It is time to get involved and stay involved, especially if your children attend public school. Ask your school board members to provide you with a written response on what their position is on Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Get involved, stay involved.


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